Rio Ferdinand claims even if United don't sell Pogba, he still wants them to buy Grealish.
is having the season of his career. He is carryingAston Villa
to the top as he’s performing week in week out. Although they lost against Manchester United earlier this weekend, Jack Grealish had another good performance.
Rio Ferdinand, formerManchester United
defender praises Jack Grealish. He says Grealish works hard behind the scenes and in case Pogba leaves or not, Manchester United should sign the English midfielder.
“I don’t care if Pogba goes or not, Grealish is my man,”
Ferdinand said on Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE. “
I have known him since he was in his early teens. He came to my restaurant and I got him and his dad some tickets for a game.
“He’s a great kid with a great family,
” Ferdinand said.
“He loves his football. What the young kids don’t see with Jack Grealish is the hunger and hard work behind closed doors - the attention to detail and the way he trains. He has changed his regime and looked at himself and asked what he can do better.
“I have heard from a lot of people that he is diligent in all the work he does off the pitch to get to where he is now. You are seeing results week in and week out.
“He is one of those players that has looked at himself in the summer and thought, 'Yes, I’ve done well last season, I’ve signed a new deal at my boyhood club, and I am going to go again'.
“If I am a manager of a top team in England, a top three or four team, then I would not allow him to stay there, I would go and take him.”